- The hearing on review petition of Sabrimala case begins today.
- Travancore Devasom Board(TDB) and State government have ensured to keep it an apolitical issue.
- The board will be taking decision on the case after weighing the pros and cons.
Sabrimala Hearing begins!
The hearing on the review petitions of Sabrimala commences today. The Travancore Devasom Board and State Government have moved over a stance to ensure to keep the case apolitical.
The heavy turnout for the Mandalam festival and demand to create milieu conducive for peaceful pilgrimages in coming years to have prompted the board to adopt a measured stance on women’s entry.
The court has not issued a notice on the matter. It has also not elicited its views on the review petitions coming up on hearing.
It weighed the imperative for ensuring peace and stability in the temple and its precincts. Besides that, the demand for conserving the ritualistic tradition of the temple and finally swerved to a pragmatic stance.
The interest of the worshippers: Sabrimala case
As per the sources, the board told its foremost duty is to safeguard the interest of the devotees and the tradition of the temple. But will accept the decision of the apex court.
While delegating the board to take a final call on the issue, the government expressed its desire to consider its opinions of people and also the traditions of the temple. The government had convinced the court to do the same to get rid of the confusion.
Though the court didn’t pay heed to the proposal, the government once again flagged it and the board got the acceptance.
The government seems to be aware of the fallout in providing room for the Sangh to disrupt the law.
TDB and State government have adopted a complementary stance denying space for any bid to politicize the issue.